Aker BioMarine is a vertically integrated company within the krill harvesting and processing industry. Our custom built vessel processes krill meal immediately after the krill is onboard. The impressive infrastructure set up on the vessel ensures continuous delivery of the meal to port in South America. From there it is transported to other regions for further processing or sale around the world.
Being able to trust that your krill supplements come from a sustainable source is crucial, which is why Aker has adopted The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) “boat to plate” mentality. It delivers on this by adhering to MSC’s Chain of Custody standard. In other words, when you buy a product that carries the MSC eco-label, every company that has handled the product, from the fishery to the manufacturer, has been independently audited to ensure it only uses the MSC eco-label on certified sustainable products, stores MSC-certified items separately, and keeps effective records of MSC-certified products.
The comprehensive traceability element of the MSC program is important because it ensures that MSC-labeled products are sourced from a fishery that is MSC certified, and it protects buyers and the fishery from fraudulent labeling and risks from fisheries carrying products from illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. As a result, the integrity of the sustainability claim is ensured and the MSC-certified fishery of origin receives proper credit.
In the end, MSC’s traceability certification provides assurance to commercial buyers and consumers that MSC-certified products can be traced through the supply chain back to their origin—a sustainable fishery.